STAR : a tool for finding relationships between traits in games
Author(s)Shi, Tricia A
Select Traits and Relationships : a tool for finding relationships between traits in games
Tool for finding relationships between traits in games
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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In this paper, we introduce a tool to transform tabular data into an interactive network map. Compared to previous visualization tools, ours allows for more customization in terms of datasets, connecting nodes, and appearance. We describe three use scenarios where the tool was effective in helping users accomplish tasks related to activities of an academic working within the field of game studies, such as selecting games based on certain criteria, presenting games and traits, and analyzing a growing dataset of games. STAR (Select Traits and Relationships) has been found to be useful in understanding relational aspects of datasets which are hard to get to without interactive visualizations and extensive customization options.
Thesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2018.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (page 12).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.